Papon Kissing Controversy: Complaint filed by a Supreme Court lawyer for kissing a minor girl
Papon kissing controversy has taken new turn as a Supreme Court lawyer filed complaint against Angarag Papon Mahanta for kissing a minor girl with the “National Commission for Protection of Child Rights” terming the incident as an “Inappropriate Act”.
It started with a video that was posted on Papon’s own facebook page where he was seen kissing a minor girl contestant of The Voice Kids India, where Papon is a coach of the music reality show along with Himesh Reshmia, Shaan, Palak Muchhal. The video shows part a off-stage holi celebration with coach Papon and contestants and some other guys (may be support staff). Papon was dressed as Gabbar Sing of Sholay on the video. First they sang a few holi songs and then Papon smeared some color on the girl’s face and kissed the girl.
At that very moment, a guy from background was heard saying “Aare ye kya ho raha hai? (what’s happening)?”. Papon says “play music” and asked him “yeh live chal raha hai kya (is it going live)?”. Then papon asked them to end the live video. You can see the video below.
After that the video went viral on social media and youtube. Mixed reactions on the Papon kissing controversy were seen on different Social media platforms. Some are supporting the singer saying it as an act of affection where some are against the him stating the incident as a shameful act. Below are some of the reactions taken from different platforms.
Meanwhile Papon posts his statement on twitter about the incident stating it as a act of affection and says that he is a extremely affectionate and expressive person and that’s how he has been brought up. He also said “Why I would myself promote a video where I am ‘apparently’ doing all the unmentionable things that I am accused of?”. Read the full statement below.
Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan mentioning the incident as “Sexual Offence” said, “I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen to be applying colours on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girls participating in reality shows across India.”
Papon’s lawyer Gaurang Narang has said to India Today, “A person will not put anything against him on public domain for anybody to pick it up and make it a complaint. It is very unfortunate, that a lawyer who has done this – maybe it is her mindset. But the fact remains that this kind of compassion, affection should not be constitute. The singer is quite disturbed by the whole incident”.
The singer’s lawyer also referred to a statement that has been issued by the girl’s father. He emphasizes that it states that “don’t malign the relationship between a guru and a shrishya.” No police complaint has been filed regarding the case.